Enhancement of Informal Public Transport services represents an enormous opportunity to provide low-carbon, affordable and safe mobility in the rapidly urbanising cities of Sub-Saharan Africa. The TRANSITIONS Routemap sets out a proposed sequence of steps for how this potential could be realised, with an emphasis on getting the basics right.
Drawing on research undertaken by the High Volume Transport (HVT) TRANSITIONS project, the Routemap comprises:
A proposed ‘route’ towards improved IPT services, comprising a sequence of stages that could provide the basis for a smaller pilot project or larger, cost-effective programme for affordable, collective and low carbon mobility.
A series of self-appraisal questions, that will assist practitioners in understanding the current situation in their city and degree of preparedness to move forward through the steps of the Routemap.
Background knowledge and a learning environment on key themes and actions that can be taken in relation to IPT, combined with comparative analysis of the situation in the TRANSITIONS case cities: Accra, Cape Town, Freetown, Kumasi and Maputo.